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Apr 20, 2017
Queer Folk Night: Earth Day Edition
Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St

Crush Bar will host Queer Folk Night on 4/20. This night of music will feature local queer musicians Tess & Linus, Vicente Elisheva, and Camille Rose. $5-10 suggested donation at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. 25% of proceeds from the door will benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Door 6:30 pm.

7-8: Tess & Linus 8-9: Vicente Elisheva 9-10: Camille Rose

Apr 24, 2017
Clinton Street Resistance: Beetlejuice for Sisters Of The Road
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Website
Apr 27, 2017
SARC 40th Anniversary Fundraiser
Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th

Join us at this annual fundraiser to help support the continuation of services. It's SARC's 40th Anniversary this year and we need you now, more than ever.

We have a great evening planned at the historic Ecotrust building with Moody Little Sister performing and DJ Mr. Mumu (Tilt, Valentines) to get you in the mood to donate!

We need you, your friends & colleagues, and family to show up, have a good time while doing good for your community and win some great prizes as you donate funds to SARC. This event is free for all to attend, snacks and drinks provided!

Stay tuned for auction and raffle details.

Apr 28, 2017
Juno 10th Anniversary - Planned Parenthood Fundraiser
Mission Theater

When precocious teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant, she chooses a failed rock star and his wife (Jennifer Garner) to adopt her unborn child. Complications occur when Mark, the prospective father, begins viewing Juno as more than just the mother of his future child, putting both his marriage and the adoption in jeopardy. Catch it on the Big Screen at the Mission Monday, April 24th 8:30pm Tuesday, April 25th 5:30pm Wednesday, April 26th 5:45pm Friday, April 28th 9:00pm- Portion of tickets sold will be donated to Planned Parenthood Saturday, April 29th 8:30pm Portion of tickets sold will be donated to Planned Parenthood

May 6, 2017
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Benefit for Sisters of the Road
through Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Join the Clinton Street Cabaret, Portland's oldest, best, and only Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast, for two nights of absolute pleasure in support of Sisters Of The Road Café! We will be supporting the Café on our April 29th and May 6th shows.

Experience the midnight show in all its splendor, complete with audience participation, callbacks, and the Clinton Street Theater live shadowcast, the Clinton Street Cabaret!

We will be asking for donations at the door, and all proceeds from prop bag sales will go to Sisters of the Road Café. Strap on your fishnets for a great cause!

Sisters Of The Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.

Since 1979 the Café has been a fixture in the community advocating for non-violent social justice and change. Sisters Of The Road exists to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever.

The Clinton Street Theater, home to the longest running weekly showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in the world, has been thrilling, chilling, and fulfilling the Portland community since 1978.

Doors open at 11:30 PM Tickets are $8 Prop bags available for purchase (all sales go to Sisters Of The Road Cafe)

May 27, 2017
Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco speak in Portland
Aladdin Theater

Stop Fascism: Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco Talk About Resistance. A benefit for KBOO Community Radio. $20/ticket

Pulitzer Prize–winner Chris Hedges and Portland-based award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones — areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. The story of that journey became the book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”, a critically-acclaimed union of graphic novel and searing indictment of global capitalism’s effect in places like Camden, New Jersey; West Virginia; Pine Ridge, North Dakota; Immokalee, Florida; and New York.

The portrait of misery, painted from post-industrial America and published in 2014, has not changed. Or has it? And how?

Join Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco as they discuss the mechanisms for resistance that exist and explore the current state of revolt in the United States.

KBOO Community Radio is proud to host this important discussion. This exclusive, one time only event is a benefit for KBOO Community Radio, and all proceeds go to one of the region’s longest running independent media outlets.

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Princeton University professor, author, and activist, as well as a columnist for the news and commentary website Truthdig. He also hosts a weekly interview show called ‘On Contact,’ which airs “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media. He has written 11 books, including “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt,” (2015) and the New York Times bestseller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with Portland-based comics journalist Joe Sacco.

Joe Sacco was born in Malta, and lives in Portland, OR, where he makes his living as a comics journalist. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. His comic book, “Palestine”, won an American Book Award in 1996, and his graphic novel, “Safe Area: Goradze”, about his time in Bosnia, won the Will Eisener Award for Best Original Graphic Novel in 2001. Sacco’s most recent major work is a book about the southern Gaza Strip, Footnotes in Gaza, was published in early 2010; it received the 2010 Ridenhour Book Prize.

KBOO Community Radio serves communities through our free broadcast training programs — including the Youth Collective: a youth mentorship program, media co-sponsorships for grassroots groups, local citizen-produced news, live in-studio music program, remote broadcasts from community events, and more.

KBOO has served the Willamette Valley and Columbia Gorge since 1968. We broadcast live 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 90.7 FM Portland, 104.3 FM Corvallis, 91.9 FM Hood River, and worldwide at

May 28, 2017
Silent Auction 2 (electric boogaloo) to benefit ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center
Mad Hanna

Bid on donated items from local businesses and community artists!

Proceeds to benefit the ACLU ( and the SPLC (

May 30, 2017
Store to Door PDX Dine Out Fundraiser 2017
Portland, Oregon

You can help Store to Door provide nourishment and companionship to home-bound seniors and people with disabilities. Simply dine out at any of the great restaurants listed below on Tuesday, May 30th!

Our restaurant partners will donate 10% of the day's sales to Store to Door. It's a great reason to have a night out or lunch date with friends and family!

So far, our amazing restaurant partners include:

  • 87th and Meatballs, 8737 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203

  • Big Kahuna's BBQ & Catering, 7123 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203

  • Cafe Yumm!, 301 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

  • Dove Vivi Pizza, 2727 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232

  • KIVA - Cafe & Spa, 1533 NW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97210

  • MOD Pizza, 204 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204

  • Ox Restaurant, 2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

  • Pieology Pizzeria, 732 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR, 97205

  • Rocio's, 2850 SE Gladstone St, Portland, OR 97202

...Stay tuned for more!

We hope to see you at one of these amazing restaurants!

Jun 10, 2017
Drive In - Sleep Out to Put the Brakes on Homelessness in Beaverton! (Family Promise of Beaverton)
through Beaverton Fountain Park

Join Family Promise of Beaverton by Putting the Brakes on Homelessness in Beaverton!

For one night only, come Drive In - Sleep Out with us June 10th at the Beaverton Fountain Park.

You can participate in one of two ways. Commit to spend the night in your car, as a Driver, to raise awareness and money to help end family homelessness in Beaverton. We understand that not everyone is able to sleep in their car overnight, no worries! The second option is to become a Backseat Driver and participate in the event with the option of going home when we turn in for the night.

Please ask friends, family, and others in the community to pledge a flat amount to support you, the Driver, and Family Promise of Beaverton. Drivers can have passengers come along for the ride and help raise funds too. Register your car for just $25. We encourage Driver's and their team of passengers to raise $100 in pledges, however we'd get really revved up if your car brings in more than that. Prizes will be given for the cars that raise the most money. Food, games, music and a movie in the park will kick your fun into overdrive! Funds raised will go to support Family Promise of Beaverton.

Last year, over 1,600 students in the Beaverton School District were affected by housing instability or found themselves without any shelter at all. Please help families take a U-Turn toward success in an effort to make sure every student has the stability they need.

Family Promise of Beaverton is a Social Services agency in Beaverton, Oregon. "We are a united community helping stabilize and transform children and their families experiencing homelessness in Beaverton."

Jun 27, 2017
The Transgender Justice Fundraiser (Basic Rights Oregon)

LOCATION CHANGE: 1735 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3500, United States

Over the last few years, Basic Rights Oregon's transgender justice program has won amazing gains for transgender Oregonians, including transgender health care through the Oregon Health Plan, an updated insurance bulletin to prevent discrimination in the health insurance market, and the recent passage of HB 2673A, a bill to streamline the process for transgender Oregonians to update their name and gender on their Oregon birth certificates.

Basic Rights Oregon board members Brook Shelley and Rowan Everard invite transgender community members to a special event to hear more about our transgender justice and racial justice programs and how community members can support them. Also hosting are Diane Hames, Rhodes Perry, and Linda Brown.

Food and beer will be provided. Come meet other community members, hear where our transgender and racial justice programs are headed, and learn how you can support our continuing work! All gifts are appreciated, no matter how large or small.

To register for the event, please visit:

Basic Rights Oregon - Ensuring equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer Oregonians by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

Jul 1, 2017
Young Democrats of Clark County Annual Fundraising Brunch
Firefighters’ Union Hall, Vancouver

Join the Young Democrats of Clark County for our annual fundraising brunch! This year, we are excited to have this event catered by the incredible Portland-based Waffle Window. We will also be providing mimosas, in the hope that they will inspire you to join us for our afternoon of walking off the waffles by doorbelling for some of our endorsed candidates!

Young Democrats of Clark County - YDCC is a political organization based in Clark County, WA. Members are Democrats under the age of 36. Get involved!

Jul 4, 2017
Help Your Historic Neighborhood Clinton Street Theater

Hi from the quirky Clinton Street Theater, doing our best to keep Portland weird. We have a simple mission--to support and build community through the power of independent film and live events.

We've hit a bit of a rough patch, and we need YOU to get through it. That's why we've started an Indiegogo Campaign. The dollars you contribute might fund a myriad of much needed projects like installing a 35mm changeover system to a retrofitted energy-efficient marquee, but first and foremost, you will help us keep the lights on.

Hi from the quirky Portland Resistance Calendar! We love the Clinton Street and their plucky dedication to both refreshingly fluffy eye-candy and very political films to aid us in the Resistance. Please give to this fundraiser. Please.

Clinton Street Theater The CST... Portland's oldest continuously running independent art house, and home to all Rocky Horror fans.

Portland Resistance Calendar Portland Resistance Calendar is a podcast/blog which covers Portland-area social justice events for the upcoming week. It's updated Friday afternoons.

To submit events, message us, or post the event on

Jul 10, 2017
Resistance Series presents National Lampoon's European Vacation
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Despite the many adventures they suffered in National Lampoon's Vacation, the Griswold family decides to take another crack at having fun. This time, the doltish clan heads across the Atlantic for a whirlwind vacation after winning a game show. Will the monuments of Europe survive?

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Voz Workers' Rights Education Project.

VOZ is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working condition and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity.

A 501c3 nonprofit operating the Martin Luther King, Jr. Worker Center, each month Voz connects hundreds of workers with local employers and jobs.

Voz Workers' Rights Education Project (“VOZ”) is a worker-led organization that empowers immigrants and day laborers to gain control over their working conditions through leadership development, organizing, and community education.

Clinton Street Resistance - Every Monday Clinton Street Theater in collaboration with Dot's Cafe, Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, La Moule, Atlas Pizza, Clinton St Pub, Clinton St Theater, People's Food Co-op and Off the Waffle will be showing a free movie with all donations going to support a different weekly non-profit. Your ticket is entered into a raffle so get there before 7 when I pull them. For sponsorship info contact Mike at

Jul 17, 2017
Stop Making Sense, a benefit for the 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

This special screening is part of the Art House Convergence's national day of celebrating the life of Jonathan Demme. Theaters across the country will join in by screening Demme’s iconic concert film, complete with a special pre-recorded intro and Q&A featuring Demme himself, David Byrne, and Janet Maslin.

STOP MAKING SENSE is considered by many to be the greatest rock concert film EVER!!

J. Hailey writes:

David Byrne walks onto the stage and does a solo "Psycho Killer." Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz join him for two more songs. The crew is busy, still setting up. Then, three more musicians and two back-up singers join the band. Everybody sings, plays, harmonizes, dances, and runs. They change instruments and clothes. Bryne appears in the Big Suit. The backdrop is often black, but sometimes it displays words, images, or children's drawings. The band cooks for 18 songs, the lyrics are clear, the house rocks. In this concert film, the Talking Heads hardly talk, don't stop, and always make sense.

Reserve your seat in advance and make a donation to tonight's nonprofit recipient, 4th Dimension Recovery Center. This community space provides a fun and safe environment for young people in drug and alcohol recovery to take action, build community, gain knowledge, and become empowered.

Clinton St. Resistance Series - shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

4th Dimension Recovery Center - 4D is a community center that cultivates an environment that young people with drug/alcohol addiction can find recovery. Also, providing recovery mentoring

Jul 20, 2017
All Are Welcome: Catalina's Mexican Restaurant - a benefit for Unite Oregon

Catalinas Restaurant has decided to be a proud sponsor of Unite Oregon and pair up for our All Are Welcome Fundraiser. Proceeds from the CHICKEN OR CHEESE/SPINACH ENCHILADAS PLATE will go towards Unite Oregon. The fun takes place on Thursday July 20, 2017, from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM.

All Catalina’s recipes, she learned generations ago from her mother. "When I was a kid I made tortillas, tamales and guacamole by hand,” Catalina says. “We didn't buy nothing, you know!" Growing up in Zacatecas, Catalina mastered the preparation of mole Poblano, lomo adobado, tamales and tacos. Come by for a taste!

Unite Oregon -

Building an intercultural, statewide movement for justice in Oregon

Bag&Baggage's "Romeo & Juliet (Layla & Majnun)", a fundraiser for Defensa de la Dignidad
Hillsboro Civic Center

Defensa de la Dignidad is pleased to invite you to the Thursday, July 20 preview performance of Bag&Baggage's, "Romeo & Juliet (Layla & Majnun)."

The preview night admission is "pay as you will" with 50% of your donation going directly to Defensa de la Dignidad. We hope you will join us in celebrating our launch and in committing to diversity in our community through helping others, on this special night.

If you would like to give more than 50% of your donation to Defensa de la Dignidad, please bring a separate check made out to Common Change (our 501c3 sponsor) with Defensa de la Dignidad in the memo line, and we will have a Defensa volunteer representative collect them at the door. Bag&Baggage is being an extremely generous partner to us, and we appreciate your support of them for this preview performance (and ongoing) as well.

***This is an outdoor performance and seating is not provided. Remember to bring lawn chairs or other comfortable seating. Food and drink are also allowed. No glass please.

Box Office Opens at 6:45 pm Seating Starts at 7:00 pm Pre-Show Discussion at 7:15 pm Show Begins at 7:30

Defensa de la Dignidad - We are raising funds to make legal representation possible, for those in Western Washington County, Oregon, who are facing unjust deportation.

Bag&Baggage Productions is a 501c3, non-profit professional theatre company based in Hillsboro, Oregon, producing 6 shows annually both indoors and out!

Jul 21, 2017
All Are Welcome: Mandi House - a benefit for Unite Oregon
Mandi House Restaurant

Mandi House has decided to be a proud sponsor of Unite Oregon and pair up for our All Are Welcome Fundraiser. Proceeds for the the day will go towards Unite Oregon, the date it will be hosted on is Thursday July 21, 2017 from 10:00 AM-9:00 PM.

From the heart of the Arabian Peninsula, Mandi is the traditional Yemeni style of cooking lamb and rice -- underground. Generous, mouth-watering dishes in an airy, family-style setting.

Come visit this local business on North Killingsworth St. While enjoying some spectacular Mediterranean food, you will be helping change the course of history in Oregon!

Unite Oregon -

Building an intercultural, statewide movement for justice in Oregon

Jul 22, 2017
No! To Rape Culture Benefit show and Comp Tape Release!
Black Water, 835 NE Broadway

No! To Rape Culture presents an all local benefit show and compilation tape release!

Go here to support the digital release of the No! comp:

Proceeds from this event will be donated here:

Squalor - PDX hardcore

Longclaw - Portland's saddest post-hardcore

Losing - Post-hardcore/screamo

Shame - New PDX punk, music coming soon!

And a spoken word performance by Kimberly Becerra

All ages at Black Water bar! Doors at 7 pm. $7. No creeps, no racists, and no! to rape culture!

No. - No! to rape culture / sexism / sexual assault within the Portland, Oregon DIY music communities.

Jul 23, 2017
Bystander Intervention Workshop and Don't Shoot Portland fundraiser
Vancouver Community Library

How to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in the community based on race, gender, immigration status, or other factors? How can we reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe in the moment? In light of recent events in the Portland and Vancouver areas, the answers to these questions have become even more important.

We need skills.

Join us for a hands-on bystander support/intervention training workshop with Don’t Shoot Portland founder Teressa Raiford.

Suggested donation of $5 - $20 to Don't Shoot Portland at the door.

Please register ASAP as there are only 28 spots available. Bystander Intervention Workshop on July 23rd from 2-5 PM.

Please register at:

Don't Shoot Portland- In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

Jul 29, 2017
Clark County Democrats Annual Dinner & Auction: A New Hope
Pearson Air Museum

Uniting under the theme "A New Hope" the 2017 Dinner and Auction promises to showcase our Democratic beliefs and principles and our determination to hold strong and keep fighting for what makes our Democratic Party and our community great.

Invited guest speakers: Senator Maria Cantwell, US Representative Pramila Jayapal, Governor Jay Inslee, and Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

For ticket information please register online at

Clark County Democrats - Welcome to the official page of the Clark County Democrats which includes the 17th, 18th & 49th and parts of the 14th and 20th Legislative Districts.

Jul 31, 2017
Clinton Resistance Series presents Wet Hot American Summer, a benefit for IRCO
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization.

Founded in 1976 by refugees for refugees, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization promotes the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.

Aug 1, 2017
ROSE Community Development Benefit Night with Portland Pickles
Walker Stadium

ROSE residents, staff and board members will be joining the Portland Pickles Baseball team on Tuesday, August 1st at the Walker Stadium for a night of baseball. Please consider joining us for a great night out in support of an important cause.

The Portland Pickles will donate 50% of the gross ticket proceeds to ROSE. In order for ROSE to benefit, ticket customers must use a special code at the time of purchase. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets purchased without the special code will not apply to the donated funds.

To purchase tickets, follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit the Portland Pickles website.
  2. Select: Portland Pickles vs. Yuba Bears on 8/1 @ 7:05PM
  3. Click on drop down menu and select GROUP PARTY TENT
  4. Enter Promo Code: RCD17
  5. Make sure to click ‘APPLY’ or the code won’t work

All tickets for the 8/1/2017 Portland Pickles baseball game can be purchased in-person at the stadium, online or via phone. Be sure to tell them ROSE sent you. Questions? Email

If you have any questions, please contact

ROSE Community Development - ROSE connects our community to build good homes, healthy families and neighborhood opportunities in outer southeast Portland.

Aug 9, 2017
9th Annual Pink Party to benefit Planned Parenthood Portland!
Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand

The Pink Party is back! This family-friendly happy hour will feature drink specials, the ever-popular photo booth, face painting, raffle prizes, all-ages games and the talents of DJ Moodytwoshoes and DJ Graceless!

The Pink Party is the largest annual fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon's award-winning Multnomah County Leadership & Advocacy Team, which works to keep Oregon the No. 1 state in the nation for reproductive freedom and birth control access. Learn how you can join us at the local level to make a real difference in promoting access to lifesaving, affordable, nonjudgmental health services.

  • WHAT: 9th Annual Pink Party
  • WHEN: 5-8pm Wednesday, August 9th
  • WHERE: Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand Ave., Portland
  • COST: $5 general admission, $10 VIP admission (includes a limited-edition "Don't F@#^ With Us. Don't F@#^ Without Us" notebook), FREE for kids younger than 10

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the political arm of Planned Parenthood.

Aug 11, 2017
Careoke for Concerned Humans Against Poverty Love Lunches
Orchards Tap, Vancouver

Come join us for "Careoke" to help us raise funds for our Love Lunch program. Twice a week CHAP serves 70 sack Love Lunches throughout the downtown Vancouver area to our homeless neighbors but the need has increased! We want to expand to 3 days a week but need the funds to do it. Sing a song, have some drinks, and pitch in to help us serve some of the communities most vulnerable.

Aug 16, 2017
Brown Girl Rise Fundraiser
Church Bar, 2600 NE Sandy

Join us for an evening in support of Brown Girl Rise!

Brown Girl Rise is a radical sisterhood of girls of color reclaiming their connection to body, community, land, health, and creativity to cultivate a just future where we rise together.

BGR has been fundraising this month with a goal of $4k to support future programming. Come celebrate the end of our indiegogo campaign! Want to support or share this fundraiser now? Go to:

We are going to start the evening off with Kids Karaoke from 4-7pm with Music provided by Huixola from 7-10pm. Palmistry & Platicas with Folk Herbalist, Brijx Letty Chichitonyolotli ($5-$25 sliding scale for a 10 min. personalized heart talk session). Church bar allows minors until 10 PM.

Church will donate 100% of all proceeds to the organization this evening and there will be additional opportunities to learn about and support this emerging, powerful, youth organization!

$5-$10 suggested donation at the door (no one turned away).

Aug 19, 2017
The KBOO Book and Record Sale!
Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch

The KBOO Book and Record Sale, at Cider Riot!, is your one-stop shop for rare and funky collectables at bargain-basement prices! All proceeds to go Portland's original community radio station.

Cider Riot! is located at 807 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232.

KBOO is getting ready for our Annual Used Book and Record Sale on Saturday, August 19th, noon - 6 pm, at Cider Riot! Not only will there be fabulous books, DVDs, cds, and vinyl to grab at ridiculously low prices, but it will also be a madcap fun community event. Come dig through our stacks and crates, find new-to-you treasures, and grab a cider - all to benefit good radio made for the good our our community!

Aug 23, 2017
Latinos Unidos for Change: A fundraiser for Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs
NW Natural, 220 NW Second

The Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (OCHA) invites you to join us for the Latinos Unidos for Change fundraiser on August 23, from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the downtown Portland NW Natural roof garden/event space.

Latinos Unidos for Change is an evening of networking, when our community joins with state and business leaders, students, the Governor's office, legislators and special guests to raise awareness of Latino and Hispanic achievements and challenges, honor those who have made a difference in our communities statewide, and raise funds for the leadership development work of the OCHA, including scholarships for student leadership training and other opportunities that grow Latino leadership statewide. The OCHA is a Governor-appointed body tasked with advising state leaders, including the Governor and legislators, on policy issues, matters of importance to Latinos, public policy research and legislative advocacy.

This year's moving keynote speaker is Representative Teresa Alonso León. Representative León will share her inspiring story of barriers broken, hurdles overcome, and thoughts on what it takes to become an empowered leader and elected official.

Former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz will join us to introduce OCHA's special honorees, Maria Ramos Underwood and Former Representative Dr. Joseph Gallegos. Maria is a catalyst for change and tenacious leader dedicated to improving the lives of others. Ms. Underwood is the lead fundraiser for La Clinica in Southern Oregon, an active board member, volunteer for the Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon, Jackson County Emergency Food and Shelter Program and Medford's Family Nurturing Center, and serves the steering committee for SO Health-E, a regional health equity coalition. Dr. Joe Gallegos has dedicated his career to supporting the Latino community by expanding and providing mental health services for over four decades across the U.S. as a Social Worker and as a leader in numerous nonprofits; as faculty member and lecturer at University of Portland and Pacific University, and as elected legislator to the Oregon House of Representatives.

Tickets are $30, students $20 Having difficulty purchasing tickets? Contact Nancy at

Presenting Sponsor: NW Natural

Nonprofit Sponsor: Oregon Latino Health Coalition

See sponsorship opportunities:

Aug 24, 2017
NXT LVL Flawless Bingo Happy Hour - Reproductive Equity Edition
Century, 930 SE Sandy

Join us for a special Happy Hour edition of NXT LVL!

Featuring 2 rounds of FLAWLESS BINGO to raise money and awareness for NRO (Network for Reproductive Options) Western States Center's We are BRAVE (Building Reproductive Autonomy and Voices for Equity) PMS (Portland Menstrual Society - tampon drive)

We will also be celebrating the passing of Oregon's Reproductive Health Equity Act' (Oregon House Bill 3391 aka RHEA) by writing THANK YOU postcards via Handwritten Revolution to show support to everyone who put in work to get this bill passed through the House and Senate.

Read more about RHEA here:

Special photo booth! (Renée Lopez - photographer) Special slushy drink and beer specials with proceeds going to NRO and We Are BRAVE! Meet and greet with Flawless Shade (Tajh Jordan) with an extra nice $$$ donation!

PRIZES for BINGO winners provided by:

  • Finger Bang Portland
  • Handwritten Revolution
  • Popina Swimwear
  • Century
  • The Get Down
    • MORE!
  • 21+

  • 6PM-9PM
  • 930 SE SANDY BLVD.

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Illustration by Julio Salgado


Portland Menstrual Society - Our mission is to advocate for free menstrual hygiene resources for all students at Portland State University and to destigmatize periods for all people.

Network for Reproductive Options - Celebrating 10 years of WIN for Oregon women!

Western States Center - We build power among organizations & leaders to challenge & transform individuals, organizations & systems towards racial, gender & economic justice.

Aug 29, 2017
Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG)'s Portland Election Watch Happy Hour & Fundraiser
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub 915 SE Hawthorne

PORTLANDIANS & Oregonians!: Interested in ensuring fair elections in our country? Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG) Foundation is launching a groundbreaking, non-partisan Election Watch program and we need your help!

Think voter suppression and erosion of voting rights cannot happen in Oregon? Think again.

Exhibit 1: Oregon Proof of Citizenship to Vote Initiative. Signatures are now being sought to put this on the 2018 ballot. It calls for CLEARING Oregon's Voter Rolls by 2020, at which time anyone wanting to vote MUST register (again), but this time with proof of US citizenship. Let that sink in.

We will be discussing this issue, and other voting issues - as well as the new non-partisan ELECTION WATCH program - on 8/29, 6-8 pm at the Lucky Lab SE. The event is FREE and more info is in the "about" section in this post.

Election Watch will be the first nationwide program to ensure that at least one trained volunteer lawyer is in every county in the U.S. for the purpose of proactively addressing voter suppression BEFORE an election, as opposed to litigating after the damage is done.

Come to the Portland Election Watch #SpiritedVoting HAPPY HOUR & Fundraiser event on 8/29 at the SE location of “Lucky Lab” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to learn more about the program and help us raise the money we need to get it off the ground. The suggested donation for this event is $20, but feel free to donate MORE, or less. You can donate online here: OR bring cash or a check made out to "Lawyers for Good Government Foundation."

Hope to see you there!

#SpiritedVoting is a fundraising effort to support Election Watch, a project by the Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG) Foundation, which is organized as a nonprofit and is seeking a 501(c)(3) tax-exemption designation. Upon the Foundation's receipt of an exemption determination from the IRS, contributions will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Sep 2, 2017
Paying It Forward Store & Gilhooligans Street Festival
Gilhooligans Bar and Grill
  • This event is open to the public, and is for all ages.
  • The hours will be from 10 AM to 8 PM.
  • This event is a Street Festival bringing the local community together to have fun, to help raise funds, to help collect lots of coats. The coats will be distributed during the colder season.
  • There is 10 Bands performing. There are over 20 Vendors.
  • All donations, all funds from booth rental goes directly back into Paying It Forward Store. They help folks in our local community that are struggling.

  • Bounce House is $2.00 for 5 minutes.

  • Dunk Tank 4 toss for $2.00

Unlimited Bounce House and unlimited Dunk Tank Throw, a Soda, bag chips and a hot dog for $10.00 for kids under 13.

Paying It Forward store -

We help those who are struggling and that are in need of clothing, shoes, coats, blankets and personal hygiene items. For more information check us out at

Sep 5, 2017
Stories & Food: Fundraiser for Tender Table
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison

Join us for an evening of music, stories, and food to raise funds for the 2018 programming of Tender Table!

$10 ($8 w/ EBT, Student ID, Food Handlers Card)

MUSIC Amenta Bodunde Abioto

STORIES & FOOD Andrea Telles Becky Win Blanca S. Villalobos Lilian Dirrebes O May Cat Zeloszelos Marchandt

Tender Table is a storytelling platform featuring women of color and gender nonconforming people of color and their stories about food, family, and identity.

This event is 21+ over.

Tender Table - Tender Table is a storytelling platform featuring women of color and gender nonconforming people of color and their stories about food, family, and identity.

Sep 9, 2017
NAMI Party with a Purpose 2017
DoubleTree Hotel Portland

Come Party with a Purpose... Mental Health!

MASSIVE LIVE AUCTION: - South Africa Photo Safari - Disneyland Vacation Package - Keep Portland Weird Excursion ...and much, much more!

BALLOON POP: -All Balloons are chock full of great prizes! -Over $20 in EVERY BALLOON!

EXTRAS: -Dessert Dash -Live Auction with auctioneer Brian Bice -Silent Auction with lot of one-of-a-kind items and packages -Live Entertainment by Emcees Handy Bob & Eric G from KXL’s Around The House

Mental health affects us all, especially our children, and it’s time to end the silence, discrimination, and stigma clouding positive progress. We are galvanized by each other's experiences and have a unified passion for making a difference for those affected by mental health issues in our community...especially our children.

The suicide rate among 12-18 year-olds is rising fast. Support and education are essential to stemming and reversing the tide.

From friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues experiencing mental health conditions in silence to the many living within our houseless communities, mental health impacts us all and cannot be ignored. Only by working together can we find a sustainable solution.

Now is the time to end the silence, stigma, and discrimination clouding mental illness and mental health. Let's make that change and Party with a Purpose together!

The Party with a Purpose Masquerade 2017 is your opportunity to:

  • Support a worthy and timely cause
  • Have fun
  • Take home something unique

Join us for a "winning" evening of fun, laughter, and mental health at the Hilton by Doubletree on September 9th.

#YourStoryMatters#YouAreNotAlone#EndTheStigma#MentalHealthIsMe #IntoMentalHealth#StigmaFree#EndingTheSilence#ActForMentalHealth

That Oregon Life - We love Oregon just as much as you do, and now we all have a free platform to share, explore, restore and work together to preserve the beauty and wonder of Oregon. Join us and our partners in making Oregon a better place to live, learn, and play.

NAMI-Clackamas - NAMI Clackamas County is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and those who love them.

Sep 14, 2017
Columbia River Mental Health Awards Luncheon & Fundraiser
Hilton Vancouver

Please join us for our sponsored Awards Luncheon featuring Frank King, the Nationally Recognized Comedian, Speaker and Mental Health Activist on Thursday, September 14th. Doors open at 11:30, lunch at noon. To RSVP please visit

Lunch is on us, however space is limited so please RSVP to save your seat and we hope you’ll make a donation to show your support for our Hopes & Dreams Grant Program

Sep 16, 2017
The Les Femmes Organization's All White Party
Billy Webb Elks Lodge, 6 N Tillamook

This event is an annual fundraiser for the Les Femmes Organization. The proceeds of this fundraiser will assist programming and scholarship to young women 6th - 12th grades who active serve the community. It is an old school, 21 and over and all white dress attire event. Limited tickets will be sold for this event.

Tickets available at the door.

Les Femmes Organization
Organizer of All White Party
The Les Femmes Organization has served youth in the Portland Metropolitian Area since 1951.

Sep 19, 2017
Raising the Roof Benefit Breakfast
Hilton Vancouver

Raising the Roof benefit breakfast will be a gathering of 600 diverse community members at the Vancouver Hilton Heritage Ballroom on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Come together for a free breakfast to celebrate with us and learn more about the mission of Habitat for Humanity and its impact on affordable housing in Clark County. This impressive crowd includes proud Habitat homeowner families, business partners, elected officials, donors and volunteers. Join us to demonstrate your values and investment in this community and support Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.

Program – 7:30am – 8:30 am

Doors open at 6:30am (remember to plan an extra 10-15 minutes of travel time for parking).

We’ll be sure to keep you entertained with live music and plenty of coffee if you can join us early.

As guests enjoy their complimentary morning meal, habitat families will be sharing personal, open, and honest stories about how they have been impacted with permanent, affordable housing. Learn from the parents and children who are new and established Habitat homeowners.

Building Update: McKibbin Commons has been our focus in 2017 – we’ll share a progress report and our plan for the future.

We’ll be inviting the entire audience to contribute to our mission during an important part of our event as well as honoring three entities and/or individuals for exemplary service and action (more details on award winners coming soon).

A powerful, succinct program is top priority and we will conclude our presentation promptly at 8:30am.

Register on our website:

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
Providing simple, decent, and affordable housing to those in need. Vancouver, WA

Movie Night Fundraiser for Portland Books to Prisoners
Portland Books to Prisoners

Hey everyone!

We are due for another movie night so save the date for the night of September 19th. We are sitll figuring out what film to show, but we'll update this event as soon as possible with the info.

We are trying to do these movie night fundraisers on a monthly basis to raise some much needed $ to help cover postage costs and rental costs. Because of that we'll be asking for a $5 donation from each attendee. If you are unable to attend this movie night, but want to donate you can do so through the "donate" tab on our FB page.

We hope to see you on the 19th!

Sep 24, 2017
Benefit Concert for Immigration Counseling Service (ICS)
St. Andrew Catholic Church / Iglesia Catolica San Andres, 806 NE Alberta

If you are concerned about the challenges immigrants face in our community, here is an opportunity for you to do something to help - something tangible, positive and fun! Please join us for an upcoming benefit concert for Immigration Counseling Service (ICS) to be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the St. Andrew's Community Center. All donations received will directly support the critical work of ICS. Before the event, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM, ICS staff members will provide free information and advice to our immigrant community members seeking legal services, as well as members of the community interested in immigrant rights.

For those who are able, a suggested donation of $20 will be made at the door, but no one will be turned away! Everyone is welcome and all contributions are valued and appreciated, regardless of the amount you can give.

ICS is Oregon’s oldest non-profit legal services organization providing critical assistance to our local community’s immigrants, victims of human trafficking and unaccompanied children, to ensure their legal rights and representation. ICS was founded in 1978 by a longtime community advocate, Margaret Godfrey. Over the years, ICS has provided legal assistance to thousands of individuals in Oregon from over 90 countries around the world. Nearly 40 years later, ICS continues Margaret’s legacy, with a mission of strengthening Oregon’s communities by providing legal assistance to its most vulnerable members.

Still Kickin', a local recreational band that includes two ICS board members - will perform their eclectic mix of folk, blues and rock music. Together for 13 years, this 7-piece band plays cover hits by The Beatles, Peter Paul and Mary, Bonnie Raitt, Alison Kraus, John Haitt, Dolly Parton, John Sebastian, the Everly Brothers, Steve Earle and many more. We guarantee their original interpretations and arrangements will cause your feet to tap and your spirits to lift!

So join us for light refreshments and a good time for a good cause. You'll feel better for it.

To make a donation or find out more, visit and scroll down, or contact us at: Thank you and see you on 9/24!

Immigration Counseling Service (ICS)
Lawyer & Law Firm · Portland, Oregon
Not-for-profit immigration law firm serving Oregon and Southwest Washington. Locations in Hood River and Downtown Portland.
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Sep 26, 2017
$40 for 40 Years of Disability Rights Oregon Advocacy
Lagunitas Tap Room, 237 NE Broadway

It’s our 40th anniversary! We couldn’t be prouder of all the progress that we’ve made over the last four decades.

Our work to lift barriers has made it possible for thousands of Oregonians with disabilities to contribute to their workplaces, schools, and communities.

To honor four decades of advocacy, we’re hosting a $40 for 40 event in September to mark our anniversary. The ticket includes dinner from La Bonita, two beers from Lagunitas, pub triva. We will also be doing a 50/50 raffle.

If you can't come out and join us that evening, we've also launched a campaign to engage new supporters who’d like to donate $40. Your support will help to build a foundation for the next 40 years of advocacy and beyond.

Sep 27, 2017
Support Abortion Access in Hurricane-Affected Areas!
The Florida Room

Join NRO, CAIR and friends for a special fundraiser benefiting those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Jose

Access to safe abortion is difficult in many parts of the U.S., especially for people of color, low-income individuals, and other folks who experience oppression. Natural disasters like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose only make barriers worse. Not only are people unable to make it to their appointments, but during the hurricanes, many clinics had to close entirely, delaying people's appointments.

That’s why we’re raising money to support abortion access in Texas and Florida. The money collected will go directly to our sister funds in affected areas so that they can provide people with help to get the care they need.

We love how our community stands with us to fund abortion in Oregon and Idaho, and we hope you'll come out to support our friends in the South.

If you can't make it but still want to help- you can donate to us by clicking here:

and writing "hurricane" in the Special Purpose field. Or donate directly to Access Reproductive Care-Southeast, Inc., The Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, Central Florida Women's Emergency Fund, Clinic Access Support Network, Fund Texas Choice, Texas Equal Access Fund - TEA Fund, BROWARD WOMEN'S EMERGENCY FUND - BWEF

#nro #networkforreproductiveoptions #thecairproject #abortionaccess #pdxevents #event #charities #fundraiser #socialjustice #portland #oregon

Oct 6, 2017
A Celebration to Honor Rep. Mitch Greenlick, a fundraiser for Health Care for All Oregon
Riverside Golf & Country Club

Health Care for All-Oregon invites you to join with us for a very special evening, a "Celebration to Honor Rep. Mitch Greenlick." Come to the Riverside Golf & Country Club for an evening of good food, good drink, and good friends all coming together to celebrate Mitch, a true healthcare hero. The event is a benefit for Health Care for All-Oregon and features celebrity MC Adam Klugman, special guests, and more.

  • 6PM VIP Reception
  • 6PM Cocktails
  • 7PM Dinner
  • Dress code: Business casual.

Is any of my ticket price tax-deductible?

  • YES. You will receive a letter from HCAO acknowledging the tax-deductible portion for your records.

Health Care for All Oregon
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
Health Care for All Oregon is a non-profit organization dedicated to single-payer health care reform in both Oregon and the greater United States.

Oct 7, 2017
Portland Out of the Darkness Walk
Veterans Memorial Coliseum


Portland Oregon's Annual Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention:

  • Walk Date: 10/07/2017
  • Walk Location: Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Portland
  • Check In: 9 am
  • Walk Begins: 10 am
  • Walk Ends: 12:30 pm
  • FREE
  • Fundraising is encouraged
  • Pets on a leash are welcome
  • Event is wheelchair friendly

Please click the share button above to invite others on your friends list to attend as well as to share the event link on social media.

Last year, nearly 2,700 beautiful hearts came together in Portland to support one another as we spread awareness, helped save lives and brought HOPE to those affected by suicide.
It was a day like no other.

All proceeds raised will go directly to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to help bring prevention programs, resources and HOPE to our community.

Once you register, personalize your walk pages and share them on social media to help spread the word and raise donations.


Oct 8, 2017
Portland Puerto Rico/Mexico fundraiser
Pegasus Project PDX

IAM/WeAreOne x Souls of Satos Rescue x Portland Brown Berets
PDX Puerto Rico x Mexico Relief Fundraiser Event

Sunday October 8th
Music. Art. FoodTrucks
Good Vibes For A Good Cause

$$/ Food Donations
We are looking for Clothing, Water, non perishable Foods, Hygiene, women's hygiene products, Medical supplies, and Dog food



  • Sasquatch23
  • Dump La Roc
  • HeySus
  • Autumn Buck
  • Huevos
  • Rong
  • more TBA

Local Sponsors
Southeast Barber Co. Bar Maven-pdx Dig A Pony The CO2 Company Super Live Audio

Portland Brown Berets
Official page for the Portland National Brown Berets Unit

Sunday Funday for Our House
Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St

Join us for a fun Sunday afternoon in support of HIV/AIDS services in Portland! 15% of sales from Crush Bar and Roost will go to Our House this afternoon.

This happy hour gets even happier hosted by Summer Lynne Seasons, and don't forget to enter the Funday Raffle to win fabulous prizes like a wine tasting at Abbey Creek Vineyard & Winery and a class package at Unfold Yoga Studio! Don't miss out!

Oct 12, 2017
Casa's Seeds of Change Fundraiser
Lagunitas Tap Room, 237 NE Broadway

Join Casa for great beer, raffle prizes, and games while you learn more about Casa's programming across the state!

Most people know us for the work we do making partnerships, but there is so much more happening here behind the scenes. From our farm worker roots grew a scholarship program designed for the children of farm worker families. We are also extremely excited to launch our new financial empowerment products through our partnership with Innovative Changes.

Your attendance and contributions will seed new opportunities for the most vulnerable in the state. Whether you are a long-time supporter of Casa, or a new friend, with your help we can change lives together!

Note: Event is 21+

Each ticket includes:
One drink token - Beer, wine, or non-alcoholic
Heavy hors d'oeuvres & dessert
One entry to raffle

*Raffle prize(s) estimate value up to $500. Raffle drawing will occur at the event. Must not be present to win. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Only 5,000 tickets will be sold.

CASA of Oregon
Nonprofit Organization · Sherwood, Oregon
Transforming Lives Across Oregon

Innovative Changes
Loan Service · Portland, Oregon
Working towards financial household stability in Portland and beyond.

Oct 13, 2017
Sallo, Indira Valey- Benefit for Pueblo Unido PDX
Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch

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Join us for a night of music and community as we come together to raise funds for the work of Pueblo Unido PDX, a grassroots organization in East Multnomah County. Pueblo Unido's mission is to empower and provide resources to Latinos with vulnerable immigration status.

All proceeds from this event will help pay our clients' legal fees. To make an online donation, visit:

Unase a nosotros para un noche de musica y comunidad mientras recuadamos fondos para Pueblo Unido PDX, una organización de base en el Condado Este de Multnomah. La mision de Pueblo Unido es empoderar y proveer recursos a latinos con estatus migratorio vulnerable.

Todos los fondos que recibimos ayudarán a pagar los costos legales de nuestros clientes. Para hacer donaciones en línea, viste:


Indira Valey (Portland, OR) is an avant garde multi-instrumentalist and performance artist who channels powerful songs that reverberate with the voices of her ancestors and speak directly to modern audiences. Her ancient-sounding, resonant voice is a force of nature, and she utilizes looping technology, effects pedals, and a unique palette of instruments (including flugelhorn, timpani, kalimba, electric guitar) to create mesmerizing and memorable live performances that are ever-changing due to her spontaneous improvisational magic.

Sallo (Portland, OR) has become known for its frenetic live performances, commanding the room with a sonic fury usually only attributed to full blown Rock bands. Unabashedly unique and avant garde, Sallo routinely tests the boundaries of traditional songwriting.

More Performers TBA

Artwork for sale to benefit Pueblo Unido by Dynamic Form Glass and more TBA.

$10 Suggested donation No one turned away 21+

Pueblo Unido PDX
Community Organization
Grassroots organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for Latino immigrants in East Multnomah County. Una organización de base dedicada a apoyar, educar, y abogar por los inmigrantes latinos del Condado Este de Multnomah.

Oct 14, 2017
Planned Parenthood Tattoo Fundraiser
Anatomy Tattoo

We will be hosting a fundraiser for planned parenthood. We will be doing tattoos all day and donating 100% of the proceeds to them. We will have a special set of flash available and we will be doing a raffle as well! More info to follow.

Green Empowerment's Passport to Empowerment fundraiser
The North Warehouse

Green Empowerment is celebrating 20 years of creating positive change for rural communities abroad with Passport to Empowerment 2017! We will be connecting Portland's international development, sustainability, and social justice leaders for an event of reflection on the impact we have made together. It's a 2-part event VIP and "Party". VIP ticket includes ticket to "The Party".

5-8pm: VIP - $100 (includes food & cocktails, live auction, speaker, VIP Tour of projects, and entrance to "The Party")

7:30pm-12am Party - $40 (includes speaker, snacks and beer, fun-filled rooms, Peruvian musical performers, dancers, speaker, and dancing till late).

Passport to Empowerment will showcase our achievements through a visual timeline of significant events since our establishment. We invite members from our sustainability community to reflect on the community-based renewable energy and clean water projects we have successfully completed in developing villages throughout the Phillipines, Peru, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Malaysian Borneo, and Myanmar.

The event begins at 5pm when guests will be offered country specific food and cocktails and later be invited on a VIP tour to hear more in depth stories from our field staff. This portion of the event will be wrapped up with guest speakers and musical entertainment from a local Peruvian band.

Finally, the Party phase of the event will feature live music, a raffle, and performances as we celebrate the positve change we have created together and look forward to the next 20 years!

For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit:

Thank you to our generous sponsors! KBOO Community Radio XRAY.FM NW Natural Veritas Design Group Sunbridge Solar, LLC Green Hammer

Green Empowerment
Charity Organization · Portland, Oregon
Renewable energy and rural community development organization based in Portland, Oregon.

Oct 15, 2017
Fight Fire with Fire: A Benefit for Eagle Creek

Sunday, October 15th
Dante's Sinferno Cabaret Presents
FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE a benefit for
Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Get tickets now:
(free for first responders)

Performances by

  • The Unipiper
  • Zelah Pandemonium
  • and many more...
Oct 16, 2017
Kenton Women's Village fundraiser at the Oregon Public House
The Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum

Join OPH for a special one-day fundraiser for the the Kenton Women's Village!

KWV provides sleeping pods and services to help female-identified folks transitioning out of homelessness.

A percentage of all pub sales on this day will be donated to the Village.

In kind donations accepted:

The project is a collaboration between the City of Portland, the Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS), Catholic Charities (CC) and the Village Coalition (VC). Allied community partners include Portland State University’s Center for Public Interest Design (CPID), City Repair, the KNA and Kenton Business Association (KBA).

Ippai pop-up! "Curry for a Cause" for Puerto Rico and NxtLvl
Milk Glass Mrkt

Hey!!! "Curry for Cause" is back! Next, Monday, OCT 16th from 6pm-9pm @milkglassmrkt .... In lieu of ticketed dinner this month, I'll be doing a Japanese curry pop-up for everyone to come join! NO TICKETS NECESSARY...just walk-in! We will be raising money for @directrelief and @wckitchen that are helping with immediate relief to those affected by Hurricane Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico. A portion of the proceeds will also go to local non-profit @nxtlvlpdx In addition, @portlandmenstrualsociety will be doing a tampon drive for victims of Irma so please bring any new and unopened boxes to the event. PLEASE BRING CASH as credit card fees mean less money to the organizations. Come early because when the food is gone, it's gone! THANKS!!!!


  • Japanese Veggie Curry (sorry, not vegan or GF) with 6 min egg and pickles $10
  • Cabbage salad with creamy miso sesame dressing $4
  • Butter mochi cake $3
  • Beer! Water!

We will do to-gos!

Ippai PDX
Restaurant · Portland, Oregon
A casual and affordable Japanese comfort food pop-up monthly at milk glass mrkt.

Meryenda, a benefit for Eagle Creek Fire Recovery
SE Portland - buy tickets for details

Eating is great....but eating for a cause is better! Our community of chefs is active in creating unique dining experiences for good. Check out this list of benefit pop-ups around Portland.

Eagle Creek Fire Recovery Dinner: 10/16, 6-8pm
Reserve seats here:

This dinner is inspired by daytime Filipino snacks known as meryenda. Cooper's Hall will be featuring wines from Viola Wine Cellars. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Eagle Creek Fire recovery efforts.


IRCO Italian Benefit Dinner: 10/22, 7-9pm
Reserve seats here:

Meadowlark PDX hosts an Italian feast to benefit the Immigration and Refugee Community Organization. Join them for this four course dinner with optional wine pairings.

Day of the Dead Celebration and Fundraiser: 10/30, 6:30-pm
Reserve seats here:

Chef Cynthia Vigil prepares a Mexican feast in honor of Day of the Dead. 10% of the proceeds will go toward Pintando Esperanza to help build houses for those affected by the recent earthquake in Mexico City and Morelos.

Puerto Rican Benefit Dinner: 11/9, 6-8pm
Reserve seats here:

The Portland Mercado and chef Karlo Prado, owner of food cart Carlito's Cocina, present a night of Puerto Rican cuisine to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria.

Oct 18, 2017
Disability Art and Culture Project's An Evening of Comedy
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK Jr

The Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP) invites you to attend our upcoming fundraiser!

Advance Tickets: $30, available now through Eventbrite!

Admission is $35 at the door, so make to sure to get your tickets early.

DACP will bring Nina G, the San Francisco Bay Area's favorite female stuttering stand up comedian (granted she is the only one), to Portland for an evening of comedy, and a silent auction!

'Nina G has been challenging attitudes about Disability since she did stand-up for the first time in 2010. “How many people with Disabilities does it take to screw in a light bulb?” Answer: “One to screw it in and 5 able bodied people to say 'You are such an inspiration!"' (Branch). She brings her humor to help people confront and understand social justice issues such as disability, diversity, and equity.

Our fundraiser will support the second biennial Portland ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival. Founded in 2007, ReelAbilities is dedicated to sharing the stories, lives and art of people with disabilities. It consists of award-winning films of the highest cinematic and artistic quality and is hosted in cities across the country. We are excited to bring these films back to Portland in the spring of 2018!

In addition to being a stand up comedian, Nina is also a disability activist, storyteller, children's book author and educator. Learn more about Nina G, her one person show: Going Beyond Inspirational, or purchase Nina's book: Once Upon An Accommodation: A Book About Learning Disabilities

“An Evening of Comedy” Featuring Nina G is made possible by the Northwest Health Foundation.

Learn more about the 2016 Portland ReelAbilities Film Festival, and stay up to date with developments for 2018:

Event photo by Shannon Knight. [Image description: Nina G speaks into a microphone.]

Citation: Branch, Valerie. "Comedian Who Stutters Goes Beyond the Punch Lines." 2014.

Oct 19, 2017
Notes from the Riverkeepers Dinner Theater Fundraiser
Tony Starlight Showroom

WHAT: Join us October 19, 2017, for dinner and a performance of Notes from the Riverkeepers, a fantastic music and spoken word journey of the Columbia River by Portland-based artist Holcombe Waller. Proceeds help fight fossil fuel export terminal proposals that threaten the Columbia River.

WHO: Holcombe Waller spent three-months as artist in residency with Columbia Riverkeeper. Notes will feature extemporaneous storytelling and song, incorporating Waller’s own folk, blues, and soul inspired music. He is one of America's most unique voices in music theater.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, from 6:00-9:00 pm.

WHERE: Tony Starlight Theater, 1125 SE Madison St, Portland, OR 97214.

TICKETS: ($60/person, $400/table includes dinner and show)

Columbia Riverkeeper
Environmental Conservation Organization · Hood River, Oregon
Columbia Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization working to protect and restore the waters of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

Pa'Puerto Rico-Mexico: Noche d' Galería Charity Event Auction
Trio Club

Latinos Unidos PDX and invite you to help us kick-off a series of events that pay tribute to the disaster-stricken lands that have inspired and shape the talent we bring to the Northwest.

This first event, a night of art; will provide you an opportunity to bid for some of best performers, artists and special event services in town. We will introduce you to the communities we are aiming to support in Mexico and Puerto Rico. We will also have live performances so stay tuned.

Our Mission

Mobilize Portland Oregon's Latino performing and visual artist community to raise funds to aid grassroots efforts at the local level in the Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Our Approach

Event and community organizers from the Portland metro area have united to form a fund-raising and fund-distribution strategy that is built on "la conciencia de la comunidad"; trust through community conscientiousness. During the early stages of organizing there was unanimous agreement that funds would need to reach more isolated communities that have been severely impacted but have received less attention and assistance. Rather than direct funds to larger disaster aid organizations, we decided to build upon the existing network of trust present in our local community to identify allies currently working on the ground to help their communities. 100% will be donated to help those in need. More details coming soon!
Political Organization
Milenio facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making and politics in our state of Oregon.

Pdx Latin Awards
Music Award
The Northwest’s premier Latin cultural awards ceremony, honoring the best in local Latin talent in music, dance, fashion and more.

Oct 21, 2017
Portland, OR Walk to Feed the Hungry: Buddhist Global Relief
Portland Friends of the Dhamma

Join us at 1:00 PM for a 2 mile walk up the north side of Hawthorne to Cesar Chavez Blvd and back down the south side. We are walking to publicize the efforts of Buddhist Global Relief and raise money to support their efforts to help the hungry around the world!

To Donate, click
you will be taken to the page where you can Register and/or Donate for this event.

NXT LVL presents La Fuerza: a Bori-Mex Benefit
Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster at 72nd

NXT LVL PDX + Emilly Prado
LA FUERZA: a Bori-Mex Benefit
Disaster relief for Mexico and Puerto Rico


RITUAL READINGS by TAROT OBSCURO (Stephanie Adams-Santos) - Sliding scale $10-20 for a 15 minute reading with a channeled drawing/blessing you can keep.


  • Cilantro
  • Brown Calculus
  • LuvJonez
  • Casual Aztec (Ana Margarita)
  • more TBD


  • Santee Alley (Kat Salas)
  • Daniel Girón
  • more TBD


  • Intisar Abioto
  • Miss Lopez Media


Portland Mercado
7238 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206
$10-30 sliding scale for entry - CASH ONLY (ATM available)

Inauguration/Fundraiser - OVAZU Foundation
Mekong Bistro
  • Dinner: Multiethnic meals
  • Traditional music by Chata Addy
  • Learn about the story of OVAZU, a harvest festival in Togo
  • Learn how Koffi and Ama got married, 3 times in Togo
  • Cultural show of a traditional wedding in Togo, new weds dressed by N'Kossi, African Fashion Store in Portland, Oregon
  • Auction of cultural items
  • DJ music and dance

Limited seats! Buy tickets
online at or
at N'Kossi, African fashion store, SW 2nd and Stark Portland
or call (503) 863-9539 to get a ticket
Ticket cost is $25 (includes $15 donation for projects) - free for kids under 16 years old.
Tickets will be $30 at the door

You will receive your ticket at the door. We will have the list of the people who purchased tickets in advance and we will reserve your seats.

Ovazu Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 that supports projects including:

  • School fees and supplies for kids in Togo
  • Clean water in villages in Togo
  • Family health support in Togo
  • Arts camp for kids in Portland, Oregon
Women Helping Women Project Dinner (Red Lodge Transition Services)
IBEW Local 48, 15937 NE Airport Way

Red Lodge Transition Services invites you to join us for a fall celebration salmon dinner and art sale, hosted by the IBEW Local #48 whose women electricians helped us rewire our transition center! Original art, art prints, note cards, silent auction, entertainment, Native American drumming, is planned for a fun family evening. Proceeds from the event will help us purchase a heat pump and complete other weatherization projects for the Red Lodge Transition Center for Women, located in Clackamas County.

Red Lodge
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
Red Lodge Transition Services is a non-profit grass roots organization supported by volunteers who work with women and men in prison.

Oct 22, 2017
Crazywise Screening & Fundraiser hosted by Mental Health Providers Unite!
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Mental Health Providers Unite! is hosting a fundraiser and screening of Crazy Wise. All funds raised will go to counseling scholarships for POC, immigrant, queer, and trans community members. MHPU! is partnering with community groups to provide scholarships. Following the movie, a panel will discuss the movie and various intersections of mental health as they impact our community.

$7-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds

Come out to view this dynamic film, engage in discussion, and contribute to counseling scholarships!

Hope to see you there!

Mental Health Providers Unite! (MHPU!) organizes at the intersections of mental health and injustice to challenge systems of oppression. MHPU! is currently providing emotional support at protests/actions and organizes provider and community support groups in Portland.

To learn more about MHPU!


What if a psychological crisis was seen as having the potential to be a positive transformative experience, instead of a “broken brain”?

Human-rights photographer Phil Borges witnessed how indigenous cultures around the world often identify “psychotic” symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential.

Back in the US, Phil follows two young Americans diagnosed with “mental illness.” Adam, 27, suffers devastating side effects from medications before embracing meditation. Ekhaya, 32, survives several suicide attempts before spiritual training to become a traditional South African healer.

CRAZYWISE introduces mental health professionals and psychiatric survivors who see a psychological crisis as a potential growth experience, not a disease.

Red Sauce Italian Benefit Dinner for IRCO
SE Portland - buy tickets for details

Eating is great....but eating for a cause is better! Our community of chefs is active in creating unique dining experiences for good. Check out this list of benefit pop-ups around Portland.

IRCO Italian Benefit Dinner: 10/22, 7-9pm
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Meadowlark PDX hosts an Italian feast to benefit the Immigration and Refugee Community Organization. Join them for this four course dinner with optional wine pairings.

Future Events

Day of the Dead Celebration and Fundraiser: 10/30, 6:30-pm
Reserve seats here:

Chef Cynthia Vigil prepares a Mexican feast in honor of Day of the Dead. 10% of the proceeds will go toward Pintando Esperanza to help build houses for those affected by the recent earthquake in Mexico City and Morelos.

Puerto Rican Benefit Dinner: 11/9, 6-8pm
Reserve seats here:

The Portland Mercado and chef Karlo Prado, owner of food cart Carlito's Cocina, present a night of Puerto Rican cuisine to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria.

Oct 23, 2017
Portland Backpack fundraiser at the Oregon Public House
The Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum

Eat Here and Oregon Public House will give us a % of the proceeds to go toward buying food for children who are at risk of hunger on the weekends. Do you have an office that wants to eat here for lunch? Do you have friends to invite to join you for dinner? Good food with a mission. We are also hosting Cheers and Beers for Backpack upstairs in the Village Ballroom from 4-8pm. Beer tasting!


Portland Backpack
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
During the 2016-2017 school year we distributed over 16,000 meals for the weekend to 228 low-income schoolchildren at three Portland Public School locations.

Cheers and Beers for Backpack!
Village Ballroom, 700 NE Dekum

Find your signature beer.

Participate in an individual or group beer consultation and find the beer of your dreams! <3

Over 25 beers will be available from local breweries; Breakside, Gigantic and more.

One $10.00 ticket will buy you tastes of 4 beers. Or you can choose one taste and one glass.

Food is available from The Oregon Public House. We are the Charity of the Day and will get a % of all food sales. Come for dinner and taste some great new beers!

This is a fundraiser event for Portland Backpack and donations will be graciously accepted. Invite your friends to eat and drink and at the same time, provide food for children at risk of hunger.

Time for Cheers and Beers for Backpack!

Portland Backpack
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
During the 2016-2017 school year we distributed over 16,000 meals for the weekend to 228 low-income schoolchildren at three Portland Public School locations.

Revolution Comedy Presents: Stand Up to Literally Save the World
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK Jr

Revolution Comedy is a monthly fundraiser series fueled by the power of stand up comedy and hosted by Portland's funniest rabble rouser, Andie Main!

Ok friends buckle up, this last news cycle has been beyond tragic. In Oregon we lost The Gorge, In Puerto Rico they lost everything, and in Las Vegas people lost even more. I was torn about how to approach my show this month, so I've decided to try something new and support three different causes all at once. You can chose who to donate to at our show, and how much.

We normally charge $15 for the show and support our amazing causes in the cost of that ticket, but we will be able to get your cash to work faster by giving directly to the source via Donation Stations, and you can chose to help however you see fit with these featured organizations:

If you are super stressed about The Gorge and habitat restoration, why don't ya donate to EarthShare Oregon? Throughout Oregon and southwest Washington, EarthShare Oregon has engaged thousands of people and raised millions of dollars to support Oregon’s environmental legacy of clean water, fresh food, sustainable communities, healthy families, and access to nature.

If you want to donate to Puerto Rico we will be collecting for funds for American Black Cross. The American Black Cross (ABC) is a grassroots organization of volunteers that directly engages in rescues, provides relief and actively rebuilds communities in distress.

Or if you'd like to donate to help the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas, we will be also be accepting donations for their GoFundMe

We also appreciate you bringing tips to support the artists who are donating their time to perform for you and oh my god do we have a dynamic line up for you to feast on! We've got headliner Susan Rice, with support from Cori Lucas, Dan Weber and more surprises to come!

Curious Comedy Theater is located at 5225 NE MLK

Doors at 6:00, show starts at 7:00, and ends by 8:30pm

All ages! Wheelchair accessible! Gender neutral bathrooms!

Subject matter may be offensive to certain people, but we never tolerate hate speech.

Sponsored by the sweetie pies at Portland Mercury and Lagunitas Brewery!

Oct 25, 2017
Support Oregon's Environment feat. MC Radiation
The Waypost, 3120 N Williams

Join us for a happy hour fundraiser to support the work of EarthShare Oregon and the Oregon Chapter, Sierra Club!

Suggested donation of $10 at the door. Your first drink is on us (thanks to a generous contribution by State Senator Michael Dembrow!).

Co-Hosts are Logan Gilles and Billy Don Robinson.

The evening will feature a rap performance by MC Radiation (aka Logan Gilles), as well as remarks by Renea Perry of NAYA's Oregon LEAD Program.

We will have silent auction items, including a free massage and a free photography session. Absolutely NO long boring speeches!!!

Reasons to attend:

1) You care about the environment and want to support two organizations working to make our corner of the world a better place.

2) You've never seen Logan rap before and want to catch this rare performance.

3) You like hanging out with good people who care about stuff.

4) Make up your own reason, there are so many!

Thanks for all your support, and we look forward to seeing you on the 25th!

Oct 26, 2017
Causa's American Dreamer Awards
PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway

On Thursday October 26, 2017, Causa will hold its annual gala at the Portland State University Ballroom. We will honor individuals and organizations with the American Dreamer Award for supporting Oregon’s Latino immigrant community in reaching the American Dream of equality and opportunity.

Proceeds of the gala benefit Causa’s work to improve the lives of Latino immigrants and their families in Oregon. Causa envisions a community that welcomes the contributions, strengths, and assets of Latino immigrants. We do this by working with immigrants and their families through coalition building, leadership development, civic engagement, and advocacy at the state and national level.

Get your tickets here:

Note: Tickets are purchased through PSU, you'll be prompted to login in. If this is your first time making a purchase to PSU, you'll need to create an account under "General Public". For questions or support, please contact us at

Oct 28, 2017
Food for the Soul: a concert benefiting Potluck in the Park
Tiffany Center

Join us for a special event, “Food for the Soul”, an evening of food, music, and fun benefiting Potluck in the Park. The show is scheduled for Saturday, October 28 at the historic Tiffany Center. The night includes performances from Tom Grant, his band, and premiere Pacific Northwest vocalists including Haley Johnsen, Marilyn Keller, Alyssa Schwary, Norman Sylvester, and Michele Van Kleef.

The doors open at 6 p.m. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, and 3 sets of music. Visit the event website for more details and to purchase tickets. We hope you will join us for this very special evening.

Potluck in the Park is an organization that has provided a hot meal to those in need in Portland every Sunday for over 25 years. The organization is staffed entirely by volunteers.

Oct 30, 2017
Day of the Dead Celebration and Mexican Earthquake Fundraiser
SE Portland - buy tickets for details

Eating is great....but eating for a cause is better! Our community of chefs is active in creating unique dining experiences for good. Check out this list of benefit pop-ups around Portland.

Day of the Dead Celebration and Fundraiser: 10/30, 6:30-pm
Reserve seats here:

Dia de Muertos is when we celebrate the life of the ones we love, by cooking their favorite food, drinking their favorite drink and offering that on an altar, we guide them with the light of candles and the scent of incense to guide them and be with us for one night.

Also, 10% of the total sales will be donated to Pintando Esperanza (Painting Hope) to help build houses for those who lost everything on the 9/19 earthquake in Mexico City and Morelos


Puerto Rican Benefit Dinner: 11/9, 6-8pm
Reserve seats here:

The Portland Mercado and chef Karlo Prado, owner of food cart Carlito's Cocina, present a night of Puerto Rican cuisine to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria.

Nov 8, 2017
Pathway 1000 Launch Celebration
Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum

PCRI is hosting the Pathway 1000 Launch Celebration to raise funds for our Pathway 1000 Initiative. The purpose is to restore involuntary displacement by building 80 homes per year, over the next ten years, totaling 800 homes for purchase and 200 rentals in north and northeast Portland.

We will have live music, poetry, a short presentation on Pathway 1000, dancing, photos, etc. Please come out and support our initiative!

Nov 9, 2017
Eat It Maria! A Dinner for Hurricane Relief
SE Portland - buy tickets for details

Eating is great....but eating for a cause is better! Our community of chefs is active in creating unique dining experiences for good. Check out this list of benefit pop-ups around Portland.

Puerto Rican Benefit Dinner: 11/9, 6-8pm
Reserve seats here:

Karlo Prado is the owner of Carlito's Cocina, Portland Mercado's newest food cart. His soulful Puerto Rican cuisine has found its way onto the Oregonian's and Eater's list of best carts in Portland. A nomadic chef, Karlo has been cooking in kitchens across America for 20 years before landing here in Oregon. His "Eat It Maria!" dinner is an elevated extension of the food he prepares daily, rich with bold flavors and lots of love with a portion of proceeds going to support Hurricane Maria relief.

Nov 28, 2017
Give Back to the Gorge
Patagonia Portland, 1106 W Burnside

Join 1% for the Planet at Patagonia Portland in Portland, Oregon to give back to nonprofit partner Friends of the Columbia Gorge by shopping for stocking stuffers by local business members including Alima Pure, bambu, Earthwell, Goodwell + Co., Mountain Mel's Essential Goods, Portland Design Works, Rumpl, Toast, Trail Butter & VAVA Lingerie!

Meet the people behind the brands, hear updates on Columbia Gorge fire restoration efforts, and recharge with delicious bites and beverages from local business members Brew Dr. Kombucha, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Moberi & Patagonia Provisions.

Bring your friends and stop by to #purchasefortheplanet this holiday season and give back on Giving Tuesday, while meeting local members of the 1% for the Planet movement and learning more about how #PDXgivesback:

Photo by 1% for the Planet member Scott Kranz Photography

Benefit for Puerto Rico
Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi

Join local authors Ellen Urbani, Sean Davis, and me as we discuss the experience of writing about trauma. All of us were involved somehow in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and we want to continue to shed light on the disaster that continues to unfold in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The federal government is not giving enough aide to people there, and we want to keep their need in our consciousness and do what we can to help. A percentage of sales during the event and all day will go toward relief efforts in Puerto Rico, and we will be collecting donations after the event. For more information, please write or call 503-208-2729.

Dec 1, 2017
Alternative Endings, Radical Beginnings
PICA, 15 NE Hancock

7:00 PM Screening & Discussion, with introductions + responses by Roy Pérez and Omari Weekes (English & American Ethnic Studies, Willamette University)

Cost: $0 - $20 sliding scale - all proceeds benefit Esther's Pantry

This World AIDS Day, PICA is partnering with Visual AIDS, a nonprofit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

December 2017 marks the 28th anniversary of Visual AIDS’ Day With(out) Art for mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis. This year, Visual AIDS commissioned seven artists— Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye, Reina Gosset, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona McClodden and Brontez Purnell–to create short videos about the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis. Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS prioritizes Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic.

In spite of the impact of HIV/AIDS in Black communities, these stories and experiences are constantly excluded from larger artistic and historical narratives. ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS highlights marginalized voices within broader Black communities, including queer and trans folks. Commissioned projects range from intimate meditations of a young HIV positive protagonist, to a contemporary re-imagining of 90s-era “safer sex” media culture, to a musical journey through New York exploring historical traces of queer and trans life, to accounts from formerly incarcerated women living with HIV/AIDS in the Bay Area. Together, the videos provide a platform centering voices deeply impacted by the ongoing epidemic.

Roy Pérez and Omari Weekes, professors in English and American Ethnic Studies at Willamette University, will introduce and respond to the program, and co-facilitate a post-screening discussion.

This event is part of a three-day series that considers the past, present, and future of art, AIDS, social justice, and queer life, timed with World AIDS Day and Day With(out) Art, including a December 2nd afternoon of back-to-back programs in connection with Sarah Schulman’s 2012 publication, Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination and a December 3rd reading and talk by Schulman on her new book, Conflict is Not Abuse, moderated by Dana Ghazi. The series is curated by PICA’s Roya Amirsoleymani (Director & Curator of Public Engagement) and Kristan Kennedy (Curator of Visual Art), in collaboration with Shawna Lipton, Chair of PNCA’s MA in Critical Studies, and presented in connection with PICA’s fall exhibitions DELTA and DOOMTOWN (curated by Kristan Kennedy) which shine new light on underground art and culture of ‘80s and ‘90s Downtown New York and its Portland parallels.

Co-presented with the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, and in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MFA in Visual Studies and MA in Critical Studies Programs.

Supported by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

We the Dreamers: An Art Show to Defend DACA
through Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th

On September 5th, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the DACA program, affecting 800,000 people and making them vulnerable to deportation.

We the Dreamers will feature:

of DACA recipients and their stories by Heldáy de la Cruz

artwork by: Strange Dreams Art Collective
goodies from: local organizations + businesses

with Letra Chueca Press

DJ Suavecito
+ Special Guest

Drinks, tasty food, posters for sale, and a really good time

*Proceeds will go to organizations leading the fight to defend DACA / Immigrant Rights

Love you all, Heldáy

We the Dreamers Afterparty For DACA
NYX, 215 W Burnside

We're honored to announce we'll be hosting the afterparty to We The Dreamers Art Show.

Please join us in sending a BIG message to congress to pass a clean DREAM Act. All ticket proceeds will go to United We Dream, Oregon DACA Coalition, and Pueblo Unido.

DJ: Jerry Bandito (Day Fade / Night Shade / Nowhere)



For information regarding We The Dreamers art show, visit:

Dec 2, 2017
Sarah Schulman: Gentrification of the Mind Reading
PICA, 15 NE Hancock

In honor of World AIDS Day, the following programs consider the political past, present, and future of art, AIDS, social justice, and queer life, anchoring a three-day series of related events at PICA and PNCA, including a program of newly commissioned films by Visual AIDS (December 1) and a second reading and discussion event with Sarah Schulman on her new book, Conflict is Not Abuse (December 3).

2:00 PM Reading and Talk: Distinguished writer Sarah Schulman (NYC) discusses her thought-provoking book, Gentrification of the Mind (2012), including a facilitated, post-reading discussion and Q&A with d.a. carter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in gender, sexuality, and Black cultural studies at Portland State University.

This program is curated by PICA’s Roya Amirsoleymani (Director & Curator of Public Engagement) and Kristan Kennedy (Curator of Visual Art), in collaboration with Shawna Lipton, Chair of PNCA’s MA in Critical Studies, and presented in connection with PICA’s fall exhibitions DELTA and DOOMTOWN (curated by Kristan Kennedy) which shine new light on underground art and culture of ‘80s and ‘90s Downtown New York and its Portland parallels.

Co-presented with the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College and in partnership with the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MA in Critical Studies and MFA in Visual Studies Programs.

Supported in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

All proceeds benefit Esther’s Pantry.

DETAILS Sliding Scale: $0 - $20 - all proceeds benefit Esther’s Pantry (All Ages)

Panel Discussion of Gentrification of the Mind
PICA, 15 NE Hancock

In honor of World AIDS Day, the following programs consider the political past, present, and future of art, AIDS, social justice, and queer life, anchoring a three-day series of related events at PICA and PNCA, including a program of newly commissioned films by Visual AIDS (December 1) and a second reading and discussion event with Sarah Schulman on her new book, Conflict is Not Abuse (December 3).

3:00 PM Panel: Lisa Bates (Professor of Urban Studies & Planning, Portland State University); Sharita Towne (artist and educator) and manuel arturo abreu (artist and writer) will discuss Schulman’s Gentrification of the Mind and its relevance to the intersection of social justice, housing policy, and queer, POC, and artist communities in present-day Portland.

This program is curated by PICA’s Roya Amirsoleymani (Director & Curator of Public Engagement) and Kristan Kennedy (Curator of Visual Art), in collaboration with Shawna Lipton, Chair of PNCA’s MA in Critical Studies, and presented in connection with PICA’s fall exhibitions DELTA and DOOMTOWN (curated by Kristan Kennedy) which shine new light on underground art and culture of ‘80s and ‘90s Downtown New York and its Portland parallels.

Co-presented with the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College and in partnership with the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MA in Critical Studies and MFA in Visual Studies Programs.

Supported in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

All proceeds benefit Esther’s Pantry.

DETAILS Sliding Scale: $0 - $20 - all proceeds benefit Esther’s Pantry (All Ages)

UNITED IN ANGER: A History of Act Up Screening
PICA, 15 NE Hancock

In honor of World AIDS Day, the following programs consider the political past, present, and future of art, AIDS, social justice, and queer life, anchoring a three-day series of related events at PICA and PNCA, including a program of newly commissioned films by Visual AIDS (December 1) and a second reading and discussion event with Sarah Schulman on her new book, Conflict is Not Abuse (December 3).

4:30 PM Screening: A screening of the documentary UNITED IN ANGER: A History of Act Up, followed by a Q&A with the film’s co-producer, Sarah Schulman, moderated by Stephanie Snyder, the Anne and John Hauberg Director & Curator, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, and curator of the Cooley’s upcoming retrospective on Gregg Bordowitz.

This program is curated by PICA’s Roya Amirsoleymani (Director & Curator of Public Engagement) and Kristan Kennedy (Curator of Visual Art), in collaboration with Shawna Lipton, Chair of PNCA’s MA in Critical Studies, and presented in connection with PICA’s fall exhibitions DELTA and DOOMTOWN (curated by Kristan Kennedy) which shine new light on underground art and culture of ‘80s and ‘90s Downtown New York and its Portland parallels.

Co-presented with the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College and in partnership with the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MA in Critical Studies and MFA in Visual Studies Programs.

Supported in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

All proceeds benefit Esther’s Pantry.

DETAILS Sliding Scale: $0 - $20 - all proceeds benefit Esther’s Pantry (All Ages)

Celebration of Resistance / Celebración de Resistencia
SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th

A Celebration of Resistance & Resilience
Una Celebración de Resistencia y Adaptabilidad

A Party Honoring 25 Years of Organizing for Justice in Rural Oregon!
Saturday, December 2nd from 6-10pm
SEIU 49 * 3536 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR

Una Fiesta Honrando 25 años de Organización por la Justicia en Oregon Rural!
Sábado, 2 de Diciembre de 6-10pm
SEIU 49 - 3536 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR

Attendees are asked to purchase a ticket at an amount that is meaningful to you, ranging between $15-$40. Tickets also offered through scholarship or for one volunteer shift. We do not want ticket price to be a barrier to participation in the celebration. We will be cutting off ticket purchases at 150 people, so reserve your ticket early! Reserve your ticket online, by calling 541-799-6136 or email

Participantes pueden comprar boletos y pagar la cantidad de acuerdo a tu bolsillo, entre $15 a $40. Otras maneras de obtener un boleto es a travez de una beca o servicio voluntario. No queremos que el precio del boleto sea una barrera para que participes en la celebración. Venderemos solo 150 boletos, así que reserva tu boleto pronto! Reservaciones en linea aquí, llamando al 541-802-6003 o escríbele a

For a quarter of a century, ROP has been connecting small town leaders across Oregon to build a rural movement for justice, democracy and human dignity. Today there are over 60 groups across rural Oregon, organizing on the frontlines toward a community where everyone feels welcome and safe, where human dignity is respected, and where true democracy thrives.

Por un cuarto de siglo, ROP ha estado conectando lideres en pueblos y zonas rurales por todo Oregon, creando un movimiento rural para la justicia, democracia, y la dignidad humana. Hoy, ROP esta compuesto por mas de 60 grupos en Oregon rural, organizando en primera fila para que nuestras comunidades sean seguras y hospitalarias para cada persona, donde la dignidad humana es respetada y la verdadera democracia prospere.

This event will be a joyful celebration honoring where we have come from, where we are going and the incredible rural leaders who so boldly carry the work forward! Come meet some of rural Oregon’s impactful organizers and join us for a shindig in celebration of the rural values of justice, resiliency and community. ROP will provide finger foods and drinks, a pie auction and, of course, a dance party!

Este evento será una celebración honrando nuestras raíces, a donde nos dirigimos, y a increíbles lideres rurales quienes valerosamente llevan el trabajo hacia adelante! Ven a conocer a algunos de lxs organizadores con mas impacto en Oregon y acompáñanos a celebrar los valores rurales de justicia, adaptabilidad y comunidad. Vamos a tener botanas, subasta de tartas, y baile con música en vivo!

Morpheus Youth Project (MYP) Art & Music Holiday Jam
Lagunitas Tap Room, 237 NE Broadway

Our generous sponsors at Lagunitas are helping us to host another exciting event at their space to raise money for our youth efforts and programming in the community. Come check out what we've been doing, while we showcase some great music, artwork, poetry and dance. Lagunitas will have a variety of their craft brews on tap. There will be prizes raffled off, good food and lots of fun all for a great cause. More details to be announced soon.

Morpheus Youth Project (MYP) provides under-served youth with transformation through arts & awareness. We offer FREE creative and education programming in schools and correctional facilities throughout the Portland Metro Area.

Dec 3, 2017
PDX Gentrification: Priced Out
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Priced Out is an investigative and personal look at how skyrocketing housing prices are displacing Portland's black community and reshaping the entire city. The feature-length documentary explores the complexities and contradictions of gentrification and how it relates to Portland's housing crisis. The film is a sequel to the 2002 documentary NorthEast Passage: The Inner City and the American Dream.

Tickets $8 -

Show will be followed by brief Q&A with the filmmaker.

PRICED OUT: Cornelius Stewart documents 15 years of Portland gentrification in this piercing and revealing film. Stewart will be on hand for Q&A after the screening.

In the late 1990s, Nikki Williams, a single mother living in Portland's only "ghetto," embraced the idea of gentrification. At that time, her neighborhood was dominated by abandoned buildings and the fear of drug dealers. Fifteen years later, Nikki was one of the last black residents on her block, as high-end restaurants and throngs of young newcomers came to dominate the area. While some black residents said good riddance to the old neighborhood, others felt betrayed by city officials who promised revitalization without displacement. As gentrification grew beyond Nikki's neighborhood and plunged the entire city into a housing crisis, Nikki found herself torn between feelings of grief about the loss of home.

Gentrification, a phenomenon that occurred only in big cities like New York, is now sweeping across cities across the country from Tacoma to Toronto, Minneapolis to Memphis.

Over the last decade, urban neighborhoods once considered no man’s land have transformed into some of the most desirable places in the country. But these new investments are just the latest chapter in a long history of institutional discrimination that has sought to isolate and exclude minorities. Communities once devastated by redlining, urban renewal, and drugs are now being crushed by market forces as big business moves in and longtime residents get priced out.

Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker, Cornelius Swart!

Director: Cornelius Swart
Country: United States
Year: 2017
Runtime: 60 minutes

Dec 4, 2017
Trading Places. a fundraiser for Southern Poverty Law Center (Clinton St Resistance)
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

The "nature-nurture" theory that motivated so many Three Stooges comedies is the basis of John Landis's hit comedy. The fabulously wealthy but morally bankrupt Duke brothers (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) make a one-dollar bet over heredity vs. environment. Curious as to what might happen if different lifestyles were reversed, they arrange for impoverished street hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) to be placed in the lap of luxury and trained for a cushy career in commodities brokerage. Simultaneously, they set about to reduce aristocratic yuppie Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd to poverty and disgrace, hiring a prostitute (Jamie Lee Curtis) to hasten his downfall. When Billy Ray figures out that the brothers intend to dump him back on the streets once their experiment is complete, he seeks out Winthorpe, and together the pauper-turned-prince and prince-turned-pauper plot an uproarious revenge. With the good-hearted prostitute and Winthorpe's faithful butler (Denholm Elliott) as their accomplices, they set about to hit the brothers where it really hurts: in the pocketbook. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

It's all outrageously contrived, and only surprising restraint by director John Landis makes it work. The writing is superb, too, leaving the two funnymen free to do the most inspired textured portrayals either has managed in movies. -- Ralph Novak, People Magazine

Tonight's nonprofit, the Southern Poverty Law Center, is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

Pander City Comedy Compilation PDX - Planned Parenthood Benefit
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK Jr

The Pander City Comedy Compilation - A Benefit for Planned Parenthood is a live showcase recording, featuring some of the brightest talent each city has to offer.

The Portland show is graciously sponsored by Jayne, Stumptown Coffee, Meat for Cats and Dogs, Mark Charlesworth Real Estate Team, and Above the Line Accounting Services. We'll be recording and filming showcase in NYC, SF, Seattle, and Portland to create an album and film that will generate a consistent stream of revenue for Planned Parenthood.

The PDX show features Susan Rice, Amanda Arnold, Todd Armstrong, Seth Milstein, Chris Johnson, Matt Eriksen, Tiffany Greyson, Dusty York, Lydia Manning, and hosted by Amanda Martin-Tully.

Dec 5, 2017
CRUSH It w/New Avenues for Youth Ambassador Board
Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St

Join the New Avenues for Youth Ambassador Board for drinks, music and a great night to help raise awareness for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. And if you donate through the Willamette Week Give!Guide at the event, not only will your gift will be matched by Wells Fargo, but you'll receive special drink discounts and be entered to win some great prizes!

ADMISSION IS FREE! Want more info? Contact us at

Dec 6, 2017
Open Up: A Benefit Supporting Outside In
LaurelThirst Public House, 2958 NE Glisan

Join us for an intimate evening of expression and discussion supporting Outside In - a local non-profit offering vital resources to our homeless youth and other marginalized community members.

Featuring musical artists:

Qbala Nicole Morton Jenny Jahlee

Enjoy spoken word poets, guest speakers, and a silent auction.

Let's come together to open up about the issues facing our community and encourage all of us to get up and get involved!

There is a suggested donation of $10 + pair of NEW socks.

Suggested donation, please give what you can, but all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Socks are one of the most in-demand items during Portland's cold and wet winter.

Dec 7, 2017
KBOO, Open Signal & XRAY Giving Hour at Dig A Pony!
Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand

The owners at Dig A Pony have generously offered to donate a percentage of sales from this event to the Friends of Noise Willamette Week Give!Guide! So join us and groove to the sound selection of Black Daria + Shi Shi, Marty En and our former board member Aaron Hall! We'll have laptops to make direct donations too! While you are there check out our Community Media friends KBOO Community Radio, Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center and XRAY.FM cause they will there too! Oh this event will be all ages!! (21+ only at the bar tho) That's right, youth can kick it up until pm sharp!

NxNE Holiday Mixer
North by Northeast Community Health Center, 714 NE Alberta

You're invited to a Holiday Mixer for North by Northeast Community Health Center!

Why: Want to learn more about North by Northeast Community Health Center and/or support us with a year-end donation? Please join our Board and staff for a festive gathering to raise some money for the clinic!

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:30 – 8:00 pm (Stop by when and for as long as you can!)

Where: North by Northeast Community Health Center 714 NE Alberta Street Portland, Oregon 97211

Let's celebrate the season of giving by supporting the only medical clinic in Oregon focused on African American health, because Black Health Matters. Come enjoy some holiday cheer with beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks, appetizers, music and raffles. Mingle with great people and learn a little more about NxNE at our final event of the year!

There is no cost to attend, but we would appreciate RSVPs by November 30 so we can get a good head count.

Dec 9, 2017
Benefit Show for The Living Room
Ford Food & Drink, 2505 SE 11th

The Living Room for GLBTQQ Youth is teaming up with The Sweethearts of Portland's Mr. Sweetheart to raise money for The Living Room for GLBTQQ Youth, a Non Profit Organization dedicated to providing a safe space for GLBTQQ Youth.

We hope you can join us in a night of music, drag, a silent auction, and more in celebration of The Nightmare before Christmas and other Holiday cheer with numerous performances by your local Portland GLBTQQ Entertainers.

Its very rare that the Youth of our Rainbow has an opportunity to see and witness the inspirational talents of our community and now we’re working together to give back.

We hope to see you there!!!


2505 SE 11th Ave Portland, OR 97202 United States

Date: 12/09/2017

Time: 7:00-9:30 PM

Sliding Scale Donation Entry: $10-$20

TLR Youth Free Entry

All Ages

Amazing Silent Auction items including a massage, handmade jewelry and accessories from local designers, a mini photoshoot, 3 Knotts Farm passes, and a certificate for full auto inspection and service at Hawthorne Auto Clinic.

“At The Living Room, we believe that all youth deserve a safe place to be themselves, to be supported, and to be comfortable and accepted in their own skin. We provide support to GLBTQQ youth in Clackamas County through Drop In Activities, Events, School Support, and Community Education”

You can learn more about The Living Room by going to there website

Dec 10, 2017
Friends of Noise presents: The Chill Out
Eagles Lodge (F.O.E.#3256), 4904 SE Hawthorne

Raiyasha Paris partnering with Friends Of Noise is thrilled to present a benefit concert to support low income individuals and families, specifically during the holiday season! The proceeds will go to New Avenues for Youth and The Portland Rescue Mission.

Organized and created by Raiyasha Paris and our youth committee. We are so proud of everyone for their willingness to serve our community with the arts! A showcase of magic from the ages 6-26!

Check out the line up!

Hosted by Shrista Tyree Performances by

  • Cool Nutz,
  • Rasheed Jamal,
  • [E]mpress,
  • CEG,
  • Mauri Haze,
  • BLK +IVY,
  • Sxlxmxnder,
  • Mia,
  • Aaniya E Ramirez
  • New Birth & Killa Styles
  • Cypher Cure

There will be live graffiti;b-boy dancing and art work from the community!

We hope to see many of you for what will be really fun time! All ages event from 7-9:20, 9:20-12 will be 17+!

$3- $10 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds!

Make your donation in advance via!/section:nonprofits,category:creative-expression,org:friendsofnoise

Dedicate the donation to the Chill Out and your name will be on the guest list!!

Thank You, see you all soon


Dec 11, 2017
Little Women (1994) benefitting Rahab's Sisters
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

This newest version of Louisa May Alcott's tender novel is considered to be among the best as it chronicles the lives of four sisters growing up in the mid nineteenth century. The story is set in New England during and immediately after the Civil War. The four March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are living alone with their mother Marmee. Their father has left to fight in the Union Army and their standard of living and social status has been greatly reduced. The story primarily focuses upon Jo, a budding writer of adventure and crime stories. As the seasons turn and years pass the girls grow up. Meg marries her former tutor Brooke, Beth is damaged by scarlet fever, and Jo spurns Laurie after he proposes. Marmee advises Jo to celebrate her independence and Jo moves to New York where she becomes a trashy novelist under the pen name "Joseph." In New York she meets Friedrich Bhaer a German philosophy professor. She feels an instant connection to him. Meanwhile Amy is in Europe studying art when she encounters Laurie who has become a playboy. After a family tragedy and at the behest of her mentor the professor, Jo changes her writing style and becomes Louisa May Alcott.

Director Gillian Armstrong's feminist spin on classic material retains the moving humanity of Louisa May Alcott's novel while reworking it with welcome freshness. -- TV Guide

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Rahab's Sisters, whose mission is to offer “Radical Hospitality” to women in the Portland Metro area that have been marginalized by the sex industry, domestic violence, poverty, substance abuse, and homelessness.

Dec 12, 2017
Give!Guide Indie Arcade - JOIN, On The Move, One Tail At A Time, 350 PDX
Century, 930 SE Sandy

An evening of indie videogames, tabletop and boardgames to raise funds for our favorite local 2017 Give!Guide nonprofits: JOIN, On The Move, One Tail At A Time, and 350 PDX.

Dec 13, 2017
ROSE Community Development Winter Mixer
Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont

It's FREE! Our 4th Annual Winter Mixer will raise money for our Emergency Loan Fund which supports low-income residents experiencing emergencies ranging from unexpected medical expenses to transportation and utility costs.

You'll be joined by:

  • Richard Meeker, Founder of Give!Guide
  • Emergency Loan Fund Recipients
  • ROSE board and staff
  • Yummy appetizers
  • Local craft beer
  • Amazing raffle prizes

Raffle ticket prices will be available for purchase the night of the event: 1 for $5, 3 for $10, 7 for $20 and 20 for $50. Bring cash.

All proceeds will go directly into ROSE's Emergency Loan Fund that supports families in need of financial assistance. If you can't attend but want to support ROSE please consider a donation at: visit

Queer Artist Showcase
Prism Health, 2236 SE Belmont

Join CAP and Pride Foundation as we feature local queer artists in a joint fundraiser through the Willamette Week Give!Guide. Each artist will have a showcase room featuring their latest work. Select pieces will be for sale.

A suggested donation of $20, will get you a ticket will get you two drink tokens, two raffle tickets, snacks, plus ALL the incentives the Give!Guide offers (coffee, ice cream, Chinook Book deals). This is a 21+ event. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

All proceeds will be split between CAP and the Pride Foundation.

In addition, we will be raffling off prizes including an Artslandia Art Box, an ART PARTY Package, and a Graphic Novel Queer Artist Package.

CAP, Pride, and our featured artists will be in attendence. Join us for this one of a kind event!

Dec 21, 2017
Bake America Great Again - a bake sale for IRCO
Pip's Original Doughnuts, 4759 NE Fremont

We're throwing a bake sale for IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization)! December 21st from 6-9PM at Pip's Original.

There will be treats for sale from some of the best bakers, restaurants, and bloggers in Portland. We will also be raffling off prizes from an array of amazing local businesses, such as Parcel, Fifty Licks, Bowery Bagels, Stormbreaker Brewing, Never Coffee, The Portland Timbers and more! As if that wasn't amazing enough, WE WILL BE RAFFLING OFF A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE HAMILTON IN PORTLAND. (WHAT?!!!!). We'll have complimentary wine available from Dear Mom Wines and beer from Deschutes Brewery.

(We are currently accepting donations for raffle prizes, so if you'd like to donate, please send an email to! We are also looking for a beer sponsor for this event. Spread the word!)

Come grab a treat for your holiday table and support a worthy cause. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to IRCO, an organization with 40 years of history and experience working with Portland's refugee and immigrant communities. To learn more about their mission and work, visit!

Thanks, and see you on the 21st at Pip's!

Dec 25, 2017
Clinton Street Resistance presents It's A Wonderful Life, benefitting Planned Parenthood
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Now perhaps the most beloved American film, It's a Wonderful Life was largely forgotten for years, due to a copyright quirk. Only in the late 1970s did it find its audience through repeated TV showings. Frank Capra's masterwork deserves its status as a feel-good communal event, but it is also one of the most fascinating films in the American cinema, a multilayered work of Dickensian density. George Bailey (played superbly by James Stewart) grows up in the small town of Bedford Falls, dreaming dreams of adventure and travel, but circumstances conspire to keep him enslaved to his home turf.

Frustrated by his life, and haunted by an impending scandal, George prepares to commit suicide on Christmas Eve. A heavenly messenger (Henry Travers) arrives to show him a vision: what the world would have been like if George had never been born. The sequence is a vivid depiction of the American Dream gone bad, and probably the wildest thing Capra ever shot (the director's optimistic vision may have darkened during his experiences making military films in World War II).

Capra's triumph is to acknowledge the difficulties and disappointments of life, while affirming--in the teary-eyed final reel--his cherished values of friendship and individual achievement. It's a Wonderful Life was not a big hit on its initial release, and it won no Oscars (Capra and Stewart were nominated); but it continues to weave a special magic. --Robert Horton

I love it, corny as it may be, because it reminds every one of us that we all make contributions to the people around us, contributions we ourselves don't even realise. -- David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette. Since 1963, PPCW has provided a broad range of sexual and reproductive health care, family planning and other medical services; trained and educated community members on issues of sexuality; and advocated for the protection of reproductive rights and freedom in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Dec 26, 2017
Dakota 38 Screening and Fundraiser for Sioux Nation Relief Fund
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged. At the time, Jim knew nothing of the largest mass execution in United States history, ordered by Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. "When you have dreams, you know when they come from the creator... As any recovered alcoholic, I made believe that I didn't get it. I tried to put it out of my mind, yet it's one of those dreams that bothers you night and day."

Four years later, embracing the message of the dream, Jim and a group of riders retraced the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the execution. "We can't blame the wasichus anymore. We're doing it to ourselves. We're selling drugs. We're killing our own people. That's what this ride is about, is healing." This is the story of their journey- the blizzards they endured, the Native and Non-Native communities that housed and fed them along the way, and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away.

Donations will be accepted for the Sioux Nation Relief Fund, which provides program services that benefit the Sioux Indians in the Northern Great Plains. Its MISSION is "To help Native American people improve the quality of their lives by providing opportunities for them to bring about positive changes in their communities."

No one turned away.

Dec 31, 2017
The Breakside Ball, benefiting New Avenues for Youth
Breakside Brewery NW Slabtown, 1570 NW 22nd

Come celebrate NYE at Breakside!

We’ve always wanted to throw a true New Year’s Eve party and now we have the perfect venue for it.

We are thrilled to present to you the first annual BREAKSIDE BALL at NW SLABTOWN!

Expect a complete transformation of the space. We’re clearing out tables, shutting down the street and turning the whole block around our shiny new pub into an unprecedented dance party.

Between the live jams from the Kinky Brothers, a Pendleton Room Karaoke Lounge and silent disco, there will be more than enough fun to meet the needs of all the partygoers in your group.

Come down to our Slabtown pub for good tunes and help us raise funds for New Avenues for Youth, over delicious brews this New Year’s Eve.

Note: The public street portion of the block party is open to the public free of charge. Wristbands are required to obtain silent disco headphones or purchase drinks.

Be safe and take a Lyft. Use promo code: BREAKSIDE17 for $5 off 3 rides.

Let's cheers to beers and 2018!

Seek & Enjoy

Jan 20
Rock Against Fascism! (RASH NW and Red & Black Subculture Club)
Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch

R.A.S.H. NW and the Red and Black Subculture Club presents Rock Against Fascism. Rock Against Fascism is a benefit concert to raise money for the International Anti-fascist Defence Fund bringing you legendary and emerging artists from the local area.

We are also celebrating the one-year anniversary of R.A.S.H. NW!!!

Cover: We will be taking $5 donations at the door. No one will be turned away!


  • Mic Crenshaw (Hip-hop )
  • ChartBusters (Oi! )
  • Glenn Waco (Hip-hop)
  • All Worked Up (Oi! )
  • Empire Justice (Hardcore/Oi!)

DJs from the Bay Area's The Left of the Dial will play the finest of Boss Reggae, antifascist oi, soul, and punk.

Jan 31
Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand

Come join us for this month's Ink & Drink!

We'll be bringing together 8-10 local artists every month (last Wednesdays) to draw for the worthy causes we all love! Come, drink, buy art, and meet rad people!

This time we'll be doing something a little different, working with The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) to fund an amazing and super important project. In their words, here's EASA on their goal: "In EASA we support people to integrate their new experiences into their sense of self, while encouraging them to pursue their life path. The young folks we work with are incredible; they're insightful, kind, generous, and remarkably creative. Our culture and society is generally very demonizing of mental health experiences, particularly experiences like hearing voices or seeing or experiencing things that others do not see or experience. We work hard to fight stigma, systemically and interpersonally. Though we work with young people to identify and eradicate their own internalized stigma, media and culture do not reinforce our work by providing examples of successful, interesting, dynamic folks who also have mental health experiences, despite the fact these people exist everywhere! This can make young folks having these experiences for the first time feel invisible in the world. Due to this lack of visibility and the depth of creative talent and expression of our participants, we would like to put together a book of people’s stories told through art and writing. We would like to publish this book and make it available to current and future participants to see that they are not alone.

The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) is a two year program for adolescents and young adults experiencing psychosis for the first time. EASA is in counties all across Oregon; we are the Clackamas county program housed at Lifeworks NW. At EASA we believe in a progressive and holistic approach to early psychosis intervention and have a great reputation across the country. In EASA we meet people where they are at, literally - at coffee shops , in a person's house or on a hike, and figuratively - we accept people’s explanations of their own experience and their treatment decisions. "

This will be our eighth installment with live sketching from:


All sketches will be available for sale and 50% of the proceeds will go to EASA!

go to or for more information

Feb 13
Milenio for Julia DeGraw | Campaign Fundraising
Barrio, 7238 SE Foster

You’re cordially invited to a fundraising for city council candidate Julia DeGraw

Recently, Milenio Grassroots Committee endorsed Julia DeGraw for Portland City Council. We have had the pleasure of working with her in different projects and we certainly know that she can negotiate the most complicated discussions. We certainly know that Julia Degraw supports welcoming sanctuary community for all people regardless of immigration status.

Come and learn more about Julia DeGraw platform and get involved with her campaign.

Contributions payable to Julia DeGraw campaign.

*For more information contact us at

Feb 17
Bellies Do Good! Supporting a Safe Space for Womxn
First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park

Come to Bellies Do Good! a fundraising event for a new trauma-informed women's shelter in downtown Portland. The event will feature belly dancers, henna artists, food and beer, door prizes, an auction, and a host of information on other local organizations who serve women. In this evening of celebration and empowerment, we will donate funds and energy into the creation of a safe shelter for female-identified folks in downtown Portland.

Do Good Multnomah is a non-profit organization that provides low-barrier emergency shelter to houseless Veterans in Portland, Oregon. By partnering with the community, they are establishing a model for sheltering and serving houseless Veterans that emphasizes relationship-building, one-on-one engagement, and direct community participation. The new women’s shelter will use this relationship-focused, direct engagement model to provide a desperately needed safe space for women to rest and find trauma-informed support.

First Congregational UCC is an openhearted, justice-seeking church in downtown Portland known for its radical approach to building community and promoting justice and safety for all.

Bellies Do Good is cosponsored and co-organized by PSU Business Honors Program and First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland.

Mar 10
Empty Bowls for Self-Care
Unity of Portland, 4525 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97215

Come join us for Empty Bowls for Self-Care: a night of dinner, drinks, dancing, and dazzling raffle prizes!

At PDX Alliance for Self-Care - PDX ASC, our mission is to connect marginalized and vulnerable communities with self-care resources, practitioners, education, and events. We believe everyone can benefit from better understanding the obstacles that keep the most vulnerable among us from accessing safe, intersectional self-care resources. We are here to reinforce the truth that self-care is for all people.

PDX ASC is hosting our first ever event fundraiser, and we want you there!

Local potters and volunteers have donated handmade bowls, which will be the vessel for your dinner and yours to take home afterwards. We'll be serving local soups and stews (there will be vegan and gluten-free options) and bread baked by Adrian J. S. Hale from The Communal Table/Thousand Bites of Bread. Dinner starts at 6 pm and will be served family style (salads, dessert and even something for the kiddos).

Wine and beer by Portland Cider Co., PDX Wine, Galaxy Wine Company, Mitchell Wines and Ecliptic Brewing, will be served at a suggested donation.

Purchase tickets through our website or at

Buy raffle tickets and look through the prizes. Our sponsors will have tables set up for you to learn more about their fabulous causes. Stick around and dance for a while with DJ Lantern Lit, chat with Tamia our Executive Director, and meet a few of our collaborating partners.

If you are unable to attend, you can still select the "Donation Ticket" and be automatically entered into the raffle!

Your ticket and contribution are greatly appreciated. We truly cannot do what we do without the support of our friends and community.

Childcare is provided. This event is accessible.

If you would like a donated ticket, have any questions, or require assistance with accessibility or childcare, please let us know:

We'll see you on March 10th. Self-Care is Self-Love!

Apr 24
YWCA of Greater Portland's 26th Annual Inspire Luncheon
The Sentinel Hotel

The YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. That’s why in the past year thousands of people have turned to the YWCA seeking ways to constructively respond to the distractions pouring out of Washington DC, Hollywood, and nature in figurative and literal tidal waves. And we’ve provided them with opportunities through our numerous programs and advocacy efforts because we believe change happens individually as well as systemically.

Still, we all hunger for good news, for hope, for something to remind us of our shared humanity.

And that’s what we want to share with you this year at the YWCA’s Annual Inspire Luncheon on April 24, 2018, from 11:00 am to 1:15 pm at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. This year, Imago Theatre will be providing a performance that will force you to suspend your disbelief with their combination of mime, acrobatics, and humor. Internationally acclaimed, Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, the creators of Imago, have been called alchemists, magicians, theatrical animators and physical comedians.

In the words of the Boston Globe:

“Rare theatrical event – family-friendly entertainment … lively … inventive … remarkably acrobatic … mysterious … deeply satisfying … sensational … thrilling … hysterical … truly goofy fun … now, that’s entertainment …”

We hope you will join us for this opportunity to support the work of the YWCA of Greater Portland while enjoying Imago Theatre. I truly believe that on April 24th, you will leave saying to yourself and others, “Now that was time well spent! I am so glad I went!”


Demonstrate your commitment as a civic partner by supporting the YWCA’s programs through a sponsorship of our 26th Annual Inspire Luncheon. You’ll gain invaluable exposure to over 600 of Portland’s leading business and community members and goodwill exposure through our marketing efforts across print and online channels. Download our sponsorship prospectus here.

Jun 2
Family Preservation Project Documentary Screening and "Welcome Wagon" Fundraiser
Cider Riot!

Please join us at our fundraiser and event to benefit women being released from Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon's overcrowded and under-served women's prison. In partnership with the Family Preservation Project, an amazing organization supporting and empowering incarcerated mothers, students from the Portland Underground Graduate School's Mass Incarceration courses are creating a "welcome wagon".

The welcome wagon will be a will serve as a mobile, volunteer-run boutique to provide women leaving prison with the clothes, toiletries, make-over, and warm welcome they deserve to re-start their lives in the community on the right foot.

Join us on Saturday, June 2 from 6-9pm at the Cider Riot Pub (807 NE Couch St) for a screening of "Mothering Inside," a 30-minute documentary about the Family Preservation Project's work directed by Bryan Lindstrom (illustrious husband of Cheryl Strayed). There will also be speakers, music, and other fun things. Bring family and friends!

Hope to see you then!